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Family that doesnt know your Atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Barrett May 12, 2011. 14 Replies

I'll tell u right now that I have hid my beliefs for the most part from people who do not respect my beliefs. I have Googled celebrities that have the same beliefs as me and came up with an…Continue

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John Barrett replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"Well jencarlene, I'm not on here everyday making comments and don't read them everyday and wanted to apologize after someone clarified what u might have said as a misunderstanding. I wanted to apologize and didn't mean what I said but…"
May 12, 2011
Jen E. replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"I don't have the right words to say how sorry I am.   I did mean we atheists have just as much right to express ourselves.   and you are wrong, John.   I dont need you talking to me like this.   If you have a problem with…"
May 12, 2011
mistercliff replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"I think mine have figured it out via Facebook messages I've posted. Grandma's sending me more and more Bible Verses. Frankly I've avoided coming out as an atheist to them since I was worried about the stress it might bring them that I…"
May 11, 2011
paul babcock replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"You mentioned that your mom think that your soul is safe having ben baptized. That is what I was referring too when I mentioned the doctrine of "once saved always saved" that Baptists believe in. This works in our favor, imo. Worrying our…"
May 9, 2011
paul babcock replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"You mentioned that your mom think that your soul is safe having Ben baptized. That is what I was referring too when I mentioned the doctrine of once saved always saved that Baptists believe in. This works in our favor imo. Worrying our moms is one…"
May 9, 2011
paul babcock replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"I am thinking that was a typo on your part yes Jen? I could well be wrong as your statement does make perfect grammatical sence but judging by what site you are posting on I have to assume you meant to say "We (atheists) have just as much right…"
May 9, 2011
Michael Black replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"You will have to find your own way of dealing with your situation that matches who you are.  I know that in dealing with my mother, she will have to accept who I am, or at least act civil.  If not, I will never have anything to do with her…"
May 9, 2011
BilLee Miller replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"Well, if you are financially self-sufficient and do not really on your immediate family for support, then be open about your difference of theological views. Expect some pushback from them, but politely stand your ground. Eventually, they may come…"
May 9, 2011
BilLee Miller replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"John, I think this is a problem of grammar. I visited Jencarlene's Atheist Nexus and she has expressed much frustration at being bashed theists. I think she meant that as an atheist she has as much right to express herself as a theist. Her…"
May 8, 2011
Grace Fitzpatrick replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"No problems there.  One day while bored, I googled Lindsay Lohan.  You're safe.  She's a Catholic.  Mel Gibson is also a Catholic.  I believe Charlie Sheen is also a Catholic (at least his father is). …"
May 8, 2011
John Barrett replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"Alright JenCarlene, why don't you tell me exactly what you mean to say. Cause it seems to me that u are a person that doesn't belong on this site and is just a bigot. If I'm wrong then I'm sorryt but it seems to me when u say…"
May 8, 2011
John Barrett replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"The problem with all of this is that she thinks that I have been baptized then I will be saved when end of times come. I tell her jokingly end of times is every monday when I wake up and have to go to work. There isn't really a starting point…"
May 8, 2011
paul babcock replied to John Barrett's discussion Family that doesnt know your Atheist
"One of THE problems with faith is just that, the huge level of totaly unearned respect it demands. I would not figure on getting that changed as being the first thing you figure on tackling. My mom is a theist and a good person overall and I donot…"
May 8, 2011
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Family that doesnt know your Atheist

I'll tell u right now that I have hid my beliefs for the most part from people who do not respect my beliefs. I have Googled celebrities that have the same beliefs as me and came up with an astonishing number of people that do have the same beliefs. But, on the other hand I have hid my beliefs from family members and friends and have not had any problems until I told my mother that Natalie Portman is an Atheist. She replied with "there's stupidity"...Well, now I wanna keep it with myself and…See More
May 8, 2011

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At 6:36pm on May 14, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, John! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 5:30pm on April 27, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello John. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"True common sense is the basis for atheism."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 450 discussion topics and 2550 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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At 9:27pm on April 24, 2011, Ken said…
Hello & welcome to the Nexus.  We are glad to have you join us.
 
 
 

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